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Brophy Bros. Seafood Restaurant & Clam Bar

1559 Spinnaker Dr, Suite 200, Ventura, CA 93001
805-639-0865
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Ranked #9 of 378 restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a casual seafood house that is located right on the dock in the Ventura & Santa Barbara Harbor. You'll find a bustling scene of fisherman, young professionals and sand-sprinkled beach-goers nearly every night of the week at these true-blue waterfront institution. Dungeness crab cocktail, oysters on the half-shell and fried shrimp round out the "small" menu offerings. Fresh fish specials, such as grilled white sea bass from local waters, mahi mahi dusted in Cajun spices and pan-blackened local yellowtail, are highlights on the "long" menu. No matter what, libations are always in order at this locals' favorite gathering place. Everyone is welcome at Brophy's, hope to see you soon.
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Ventura, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Brophy Bros. is the ONLY place to eat at the Ventura Harbor! Be prepared to wait 15-20 minutes for a table and don't expect to see orange roughy with a buerre-blanc sauce on the menu. Think solid, no frills seafood- oyster shooters, fried clams, shrimp cocktails, and calamari. Order a beer and watch the fishing boats sail by the paddle... More

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Port Hueneme, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We sat outside and had drinks and dinner. I had the clam chowder and it was excellent. The food can be broiled or fried and it is good. Service is excellent and we were warm sitting up on the deck. Very good.

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Ventura, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A friendly place with a local atmosphere. The seafood pasta is fabulous. Make a reservation on the weekend, though, or at least enjoy the bar while you wait. View is great and the service is quite good. On top of all this the prices are very reasonable.

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Ventura, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The appetizer plate blew me out of the water, shrimp, calamari, oysters on the half shell. I almost spoiled my dinner but not quite. The salmon was cooked to perfection, the service was great. My new special occasion place.

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california
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent CALM CHOWDER & seafood salads! Great harbor view. Also have a nice Santa Barbara location.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was coming from event in Oxnard and decided to drive to the water in Ventura. Stumbled onto this spot and was pleased with my meal. I had fried shrimp Cole slaw and fries. The prices were reasonable as well. There are a lot of food spots in that village area to visit. I will be back.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate here the first night of our stay in the area. It is informal, large and very reasonable. The fish tasted fresh and the drinks worked their magic!

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Bonita, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Important tip, since we are often too last minute to make reservations, we arrived on a busy Saturday afternoon with a full lobby so we found we could order wine at the outside bar, with the view, and sit there while waiting for a table. A very good experience! We were in no hurry since it was a beautiful day,... More

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San Francisco
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My wife and I had a great lunch while driving up the Pacific Coast from San Diego to the Bay Area. Brophy Bros. was a wonderful respite off the highway to recharge, refresh, and reenergize. The setting on the harbor is superb with water views and great fresh seafood and service. Just the perfect fix to break up a long... More

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Olympia,WA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the Holiday Inn Express.We had our wine and dinner on the deck.Our meals were delicous and promptly served. The wait staff was very friendly and professional.We enjoyed the warmth of the sun plus watching the dolphins, seals and especially watching the pelicans dive for their food while we had our food! We'd come back.

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